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Main Initiatives and Groups Hitachi Is Involved with

Based on its corporate credo of “contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products,” Hitachi has advanced its Social Innovation Business in order to help realize a sustainable society. As part of this, to play its proper role as a global corporation, Hitachi actively participates in international initiatives addressing social issues on a global scale.

Main Initiatives and Groups Hitachi Is Involved with
Initiative/Group Logo Activities
United Nations Global Compact THE GLOBAL COMPACT Officially became a participant in 2009. Joined workshops organized by the Global Compact Network Japan on ten different topics including supply chain management, ESG, and SDGs in fiscal 2020
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) wbcsd member Became a member in 1995
Adopted SOS 1.5 project in 2020
for Social
BSR Became a member in 2007 and have participated in the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) since 2016
World Economic Forum (WEF) WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Participated in Davos Forum since 2014
Task Force on Climaterelated Financial Disclosures (TCFD) TCFD TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE-RELATED FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES Announced its support for TCFD in 2018 and disclosed climaterelated information based on the TCFD recommendations
Race To Zero campaign Race To Zero campaign Joined in 2020, along with Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment
Business Ambition for 1.5°C Business Ambition for 1.5°C Became a member in 2020, along with SBT1.5°C certification
Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) JAPAN CLIMATE INITIATIVE Became a member in 2018. Also a member of the JCI Race to Zero Circle established in 2021
The Valuable 500 The Valuable 500 Participated in 2021
Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay Zero-emission Bay Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay Became an organizing institution in conjunction with its establishment in 2020

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
Human Rights Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Anti-Corruption Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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